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This is a waymark to document all of the wagon roads & trails used by Native Americans, emigrants, merchants, U.S. Government, and stagecoaches in the expansion of the United States & Canada.
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Wagon roads and trails played a vital role in the expansion of the United States. They moved people and goods around the country until the late 1890's. Without these important arteries of transportation people and goods would have been much slower and more expensive to move causing the expansion of the United States to be delayed.

Most of these were Native American trails. These later became emigrant trails to continue Manifest Destiny, and then were used as roads to carry goods, passengers, and freight until the trains came.

The roads can be in any part of the United States or Canada. The only stipulation is that they were used for the movement of native Americans, settlers, travelers or goods.

This group is not for hiking trails.

Instructions for Posting a Wagon Roads and Trails Waymark:
To complete a new waymark in this category one must post coordinates and have either a picture of a sign stating the Wagon Roads or Trails name with information about the Wagon Road or Trail.

Pictures of wagon ruts cut into rock or grassland that are still visible are also accepted if they can be verified as being authentic. Some sort of documentation must be posted to verify this.

Information about the wagon road or trail in their picture must be explained. Why this Wagon Road or Trail was important? Who used it? Where were the people headed? What important goods traveled these roads or trails?

Examples of some would be Oregon trail, Mormon trail, Sante Fe, Emigrant Trail, Beale Wagon Road, Butterfield Stage line, General Crook Trail, etc. There are many many others that would fit this category.

Pictures must be of high quality (no cell phone pics)

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To post a log for this Waymark the poster must have a picture of either themselves, GPSr, or mascot. People in the picture with information about the waymark are preferred. If the waymarker can not be in the picture a picture of their GPSr or mascot will qualify. There are no exceptions to this rule.

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Image for The Ashville-Montevallo Stagecoach Route - Leeds, Alabamaview gallery

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Wagon Roads and TrailsThe Ashville-Montevallo Stagecoach Route - Leeds, Alabama

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This is one of many markers placed by the Leeds Historical Society preserving the original route of the Ashville-Montevallo Stagecoach Route along the Little Cahaba River and the Appalachian foothills.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill

location: Alabama

date approved: 9/17/2007

last visited: never

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Wagon Roads and TrailsOld Tavern Stage Stop on the Byler Road -- Tuscaloosa AL

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The Old Tavern near the Old State Capitol in Tuscaloosa, was an important stage stop on the Byler Road, an early Alabama wagon road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/24/2017

last visited: 7/26/2017

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